The Chicago Fire loaned forward Orr Barouch to Israel team Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. (Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images)
The Chicago Fire announced Thursday that they are loaning forward Orr Barouch to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. Barouch, 20, was born in Haifa, Israel and has represented the country on the U-21 national team five times.
"This loan provides Orr with an opportunity to earn consistent playing time,” said Fire Head Coach Frank Klopas. “Orr was interested in playing in Israel and Bnei Yehuda was a good fit. We look forward to monitoring Orr’s progress and development while he is playing in Israel.”
Barouch joined the team on loan from Mexico's Tigres UANL in March 2011. He played in 28 games and scored 2 goals during the 2011 season, and the team officially purchased the rights to him in December.